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A new fashion bible – in time for the Olympics – by Tracy and Russell Rose

I got my mitts on the book above this week; Fashion Fabulous London by hat designer Tracy Rose and her journo-hubby Russell. It’s an in-depth guide to fashion shopping in London that’s been updated for the Olympics, telling you where the nearest fashion havens are if you’re in town for The Games.

It could have done with more of a proof read (tsk), but it’s a nice book/directory with decent reviews of each shop and boutique, a good mix of designer and high street fashion recommendations and even a section on South London that includes Balham (Balham Bou is reviewed, natch).

But my fave bit is the Lavazza-sponsored (so that’s how writers/fashionistas are managing to get fashion titles out these days) guide to the best hotels, restaurants and bars for celeb/fashion icon-spotting in the Capital. I might make it my mission to get round every one next year…do you think it will affect my blogging? (Hic!)

Written by Johanna Payton